Tips for Tigers: Speaking up

International students face many challenges. You have to adjust to a new culture, language, food and academic demands. Another challenge can be public speaking and in-class participation. International students come from many countries with different cultural backgrounds, and might be used to different ways of learning. One of the values in U.S. education is active in-class…

Tips for Tigers: How to improve your English

When you are an international student arriving for the first time to Mizzou, it is both exhilarating and slightly terrifying at the same time. There are so many challenges that you might face throughout that initial adjustment period, and improving your language can be one of them. Some of us have trouble with reading and…

Mizzou welcomes new international students

Mizzou welcomed more than 200 new international undergraduate students from 24 different countries. The international orientation took place from  Aug. 15  to Aug. 17 and introduced the students to life at Mizzou.  A shopping trip to Walmart on Tuesday ensured that each student gets a chance to buy every necessity he or she needs. Resource fair at Jesse…

Mizzou goes to Cuba

Like stones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their objectives despite all obstacles and barriers. It may be possible to speed or hinder them, but impossible to stop them. José Martí Like stones rolling down hills, changes in U.S – Cuba relations have begun to garner momentum and are becoming visible in the media releases…

MU’s Executive Director, Center for English Language Learning talks about his life abroad and in the United States.

On his recent achievement of winning the TESOL International Association 50 at 50 award, the MU International admissions team sat down for a Q&A session with Mark Algren, the Director of MU’s Center for English Language Learning on his life as a mentor, teacher and administrator. Mark with a portrait of his great-great grandfather, Per…